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Another look at a wonderful garden

Today we’re sharing more photos from Carla Mudry’s beautiful garden. You can see a previous post from her garden here. She shared so many wonderful photos with us that we couldn’t fit them all in one post, so we’re sharing some more of them today.

This little sign says it for us: welcome back to Carla’s garden!


Carla is a great lover and grower of roses, and this beautiful variety has pink blooms that are washed over with a faint hint of lavender.


Annabelle hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’, Zones 3–9) is always beautiful. This one is situated where it is backlit by the sun, and each mass of flowers seems to glow.


A blue lacecap bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 6–9). Bigleaf hydrangeas come in two different types. More common in gardens are the mophead types, which form a big, rounded mass of large, showy flowers. The lacecap type, seen here, has a central mass of small, delicate flowers surrounded by a delicate lace of larger flowers at the edge. This form has a grace and simplicity the mopheads lack and is actually the natural form of this plant in the wild.


Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia, Zones 5–9) has wonderful cone-shaped flower heads and equally wonderful bold, textured foliage. In the fall, those large, oak-shaped leaves turn bright scarlet and crimson.


Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Pistachio’ is a mophead type treasured for its unusually colored blooms. The flowers begin green, then shift to red with a blue eye.


In addition to beautiful plants, Carla collects garden art, skillfully deployed around the garden. Here, small bells dangle from a vine-covered arbor.


This incredible carved wooden owl looks over the garden. I think we all need a totem like this among the greenery; a symbol of wisdom is certainly something I could use in my gardening efforts! I suppose it is too much to hope that it also scares off rabbits?



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    meander_michaele 07/18/2018

    It's always a treat to see additional photos from a garden previously shared and I'm glad there were more of your garden, Carla. I had a little stab of envy but appreciation at seeing the hydrangea 'Pistachio' doing so well for you. For some reason, the one I bought and planted a few years ago had a complete temper tantrum under my care, not only refused to thrive but it melted away and died. Its interesting bloom coloration is very appealing and it seems quite happy surrounded by your pachysandra and meaningful garden sign.

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    treasuresmom 07/18/2018

    Love your hydrangeas but oh my love your owl totem.

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    ChrisBNorman 01/10/2019

    Exactly what I needed to know--thank you!

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